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Does Aleve Help Headaches
Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) will help to reduce the pain of a toothache temporarily. However, if the pain is due to an infected tooth/nerve, it needs to be treated by a dentist. Pain from an infected tooth will only get worse, to the point where pain medication will not work. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
This is a combo pill: Secret: I have a personal pet peeve against combination drug pills. You can't juggle the drugs independently. Read the fine print on the bottle. Advil (ibuprofen) (ibuprophen) sinus (pseudoephedrine or phenyephrine) is a decongestant pain/fever pill. If you get a bottle that says "sleep" diphenhydramine aka Benadryl aka Unisom is in the pill. Decide what you are trying to fix, and use the correct single med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I use to help severe menstrual cramping? Normal pain relievers like Advil and Aleve (naproxen) don't work for me.
Agree w Dr. Lewis: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isn't naproxen(aleve) supposed to be the strongest otc painkiller? Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) seem to help me with headaches much better than aleve does
Individual variation: There are variations between individuals. Use the one that works the best and is suggested by you Health Care provider. ...Read more
Please please. I have a killer headache. I've tried fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and vicodin no help what can I do I suffer from migraine n tension headaches per dr?
See a neurologist: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and vicodin are not necessarily appropriate long term options for migraine. First, they only treat symptoms and don't prevent. Second, frequent use can cause worse headaches, a condition called analgesic rebound headache. There are good prescription meds for migraine prevention. Also, some of my patients have responded to riboflavin, a b vitamin, at 400mg per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Migraine Treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
I have bad menstrual cramps and IC pain. I can't take Motrin or Tramadol. Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help. Don't like Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine. What else can I try?
Menses IC: There are several short and long term treatments for IC, some require an in office procedure to instill these in your bladder, another is in a pill form, all require an evaluation from a specialist, either an OB/GYN or Urologist. Oral contraceptives can reduce menstrual cramping to minimal levels, and there are new procedures that can be performed to reduce menstrual cramping by up to 70%. ...Read more
Acupuncture: A number of chemicals/neurotransmitters can be impacted by acupuncture: serotonin, norepinephrine, substance P,GABA, Dopamine, B- endorphin, ACTH, Dynorphins, Leucine - enkephalin & methionine-enkephalin. Acupuncture also blocks obstructions in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction and Chi. Different forms of acupuncture have different impacts on the body. The strongest form of > ...Read more
Can i take ibproufen or Aleve (naproxen) for sore neck muscles. I also take amitriptyline. Any interactions?
ANTINIFLAMMATORIES: For true sciatica indocin is rarely strong enough. It has more complications than Aleve (naproxen) : two tab twice a day is about the same. TC3 may be needed. Hopefully, you will be one of the 80% who suffer and the get completely well. Actively rest and resume activity as soon as you can. ...Read more
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